Local R&B singer Thabsie, like many of us, has fallen into bad eating habits during this lockdown. However, she stresses that we shouldn’t put too much pressure on ourselves because we’ve never gone through a pandemic like Covid-19 before. We caught up with the Finally hitmaker to find out what she’s been getting up to during lockdown.
“Now that it’s lockdown, I find myself waking up a little later than I usually do because I sleep late, watching TV. So, I wake up at around 9 or 10am, latest, 11am.”
First thing you do after waking up? “I usually go through my phone, update stuff – like post on Instagram. I like to stay active on social media. Then I go downstairs and have breakfast.”
Breakfast, lunch, supper . . . “For breakfast, I usually have cereal or oats – then have a boiled egg or two, I love boiled eggs lol! Lunch is usually leftovers from supper from the previous night, and then finally have things like chicken, lamb stew, curry for supper. I love to cook, so whatever I’ve decided to make that day.”
Eating more or still controlling your diet?
“I find that I’m snacking on more unhealthy things like chocolates, chips and sweets because I’m always sitting at home with not much to do, and it’s really bad! But I have tried to keep a balanced diet so far.”
Between meals . . . “Now that I have so much time, which I really love, I’m creating more content. It’s a bit hard for me to make music because I don’t have a home studio, but I’ve really tried to show people that follow me a different side to my personality – the other things that I’m good at besides music. So, I’ve really created a lot of interactive content while we’ve been in lockdown and I’m really having fun.”
Watchlist . . . “I love watching Netflix shows, but I’ve limited to watching Netflix only at night. Because if I start in the morning, I will not stop until the whole day is wasted. On it, though, I’m really enjoying Ozark right now, I love documentaries and comedies as well.”
Bedtime . . . “I go to bed any time after 1am, sometimes it’s even as late as 3am, it’s really bad for productivity. But you know, we’ve never been on lockdown, so let’s be patient with ourselves.“I’m taking everything one step at a time, and I’m just grateful for the time spent with family and the opportunity to explore different parts of myself during this lockdown.”